Saturday, November 14, 2009

Total Bummer

Stop what you are doing.
Right this second.
Don't hesitate.
Go Now.
Listen to the song: Special Things.

This is amazing. Thanks to my love Chris Renfro for showing me this a couple months back.
2 things that always get me in songs, whistling and child-like voices.
"Sometimes the smallest thing is the most special, precious thing. Sometimes the smallest things are everything."

Total Bummer's biography as written by Brooklyn Cannon herself:

"Brooklyn Cannon, originally from Victoria, British Columbia but now residing in Montreal, Quebec, is a musician who has been active within the Canadian independent music scene for the better part of a decade. She has been a member of Victoria bands such as God Shaped Vacuum -whose members included Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, as well as Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes and Swan Lake-, and Atlas Strategic -again with Boeckner-, who released two albums: Rapture, Ye Minions! (2000-Global Symphonic Records) and the independently released That's Familiar (2002). After leaving Atlas Strategic in 2002, she would take a break from music and attend fashion school.
In 2006, Cannon joined the last incarnation of Daddy's Hands, which was a relatively unknown but nonetheless influential group from Victoria BC, fronted by the late Dave Wenger. After Wenger's untimely passing and the dissolution of Daddy's Hands, Cannon began writing songs under the moniker of Total Bummer.
Total Bummer is representative of the coalesced experiences of its only member and invokes the silence of a Montreal winter: powerful yet deafening in its execution, and seemingly on the verge of collapse from the weight of modernity. Speaking through a singular voice, and resembling very little of her past musical output, Cannon's Total Bummer is representative of a clear and divisive step into an unknown future that still amends its past in recollection."